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  • Have you met ... Gail Becraft

    Gail Becraft’s secret to longevity in the field of education: Teach what you love.

    A native of Menifee County in Eastern Kentucky, Becraft earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Northern Kentucky University. She later earned her master’s at University of Louisville.

    In 1990, she moved to Carroll County with her husband, Brad, who had landed a job teaching physics and math at Carroll County High School. Fresh out of college, she was hired to teach at Cartmell Elementary School.

  • Prestonville city building goes smoke free

    Prestonville City Commission had a busy April meeting. The local government body approved making city hall smoke-free, sent its budget back for reformatting and OK’ed returning a sign to the city park.

    At its April 15 meeting, the commission, acting on the suggestion of City Attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard, Mayor pro tem Rae Stevens made a motion for the city building to become smoke free.  There was no opposition, and the proposal was unanimously passed. 

  • First readings approved for ‘13-’14 city, CU budgets

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading to amend the fiscal year 2012-2013 city budget as well as approve the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget at their meeting Monday, April 22. The second reading will be held May 13.

    For the city, the general funds balance going forward was amended to $1,193,689 from $868,564. The total estimated revenues increased to $4,286,256, with the total resources at $5,479,945.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge reduced to one lane April 23

    The Milton-Madison Bridge, which carries U.S .421 across the Ohio River from Milton to Madison, Ind., will be reduced to one lane from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23. Engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be monitoring items on the bridge that were highlighted in previous inspections.

    KYTC implemented a monthly inspection frequency in 2012 to review these locations.  The goal is to keep the Milton-Madison Bridge operational during the super-structure replacement project.

  • Carrollton Utilities to flush hydrants April 18

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the City of Carrollton water system, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 18.

    Flushing of the hydrants is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggest that laundry should not be washed while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining of clothes could occur.

  • Hours reduced at NKCAC office

    Federal budget cuts that took effect due to the sequester have impacted a local agency that will shorten its office hours by closing on Fridays.

    The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission in Carroll County, along with other Neighborhood Centers located in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Pendleton, Grant, Owen and Gallatin counties will now operate Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and close on Fridays, according to an NKCAC news release.

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  • Many fugitive slaves moved through area

    In the early 1800s, the Ohio River was considered to be the River Jordan by fugitive slaves seeking the Promised Land and freedom in the Northern states.

    With the majority of the 1,300-mile river making up Kentucky’s northern border – from West Virginia to Missouri – the majority of fugitives passed through the commonwealth to get to freedom, according to area historian Diane P. Coon of Shelbyville.

  • Repairs at county park ball fields to begin soon

    Robert Westrick Memorial Park will be a busy place beginning this Monday, but not for the usual reasons.

    Work will occur on two ball fields at the county park on Monday, April 22 in preparation for Little League’s opening day, May 11. At the same time, crews will begin repairing the pool there to ready it for opening on Memorial Day weekend.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a proposal from Mid-South Baseball for $19,300 at its Tuesday, April 9 meeting to remove two inches of dirt from fields one and three at the county park to rid them of rock.